Healing the Hurt Within : Understand and Relieve the by Jan Sutton

By Jan Sutton

This strong publication finds why humans self-injure, misuse nutrients and abuse alcohol. Their braveness and phrases will provide convenience, desire and aid to different self-harmers. It additionally provides those that have touch with victims a deeper figuring out of self-destructive habit and of what can relieve the emotional discomfort. Jan Sutton is a professional counselor and coach. She works with those that self-injure, grownup survivors of kid abuse, and folks with nutrients and alcohol similar difficulties.

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Healing the Hurt Within : Understand and Relieve the Suffering Behind Self-Destructive Behaviour

This strong e-book finds why humans self-injure, misuse nutrients and abuse alcohol. Their braveness and phrases will provide convenience, desire and reduction to different self-harmers. It additionally supplies those that have touch with victims a deeper realizing of self-destructive habit and of what can relieve the emotional agony.

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I have to acknowledge that I possess an addictive, self-harming personality and be aware of how cunning and powerful it is. How easily different forms of self-harming behaviour can sneak up on me if I give them the opportunity. It's vital to my survival that I recognise myself as having the potential to become multiaddicted; to cross-addict at the drop of a hat. I can recall feeling really frustrated when my doctor referred me to a counsellor whom I felt could not empathise with me properly because she appeared to have placed a barrier between us.

Mam used to say it was okay when my school reports weren't up to the standard Dad expected, even though for the first couple of years in (sidebar continued on next page) Page 16 (sidebar continued from previous page) secondary school I really tried to work hard and do well. Dad would turn on Mam then and say for her to keep out of it because she wasn't academic and didn't understand these things. For a while he tried coaching me himself, but when I couldn't grasp things he got mad at me and would stop my pocket money, ground me from going out to play with my friends and things like that until I got it right.

Too young For dole Old enough to sell my soul. Page 22 Drink screech Smoke blow Build up for another go. Want out Can't think Maybe have another drink. Father jailed Mother dead Got nowhere to make a bed. Reflection points What traumatic experiences motivated Cal's and Samantha's self-destructive behaviour? What do you think was hurting them within? Suggested Further Reading Alcohol Freedom From The Bottle: A Guide to Recovery for Alcoholics, Their Partners and Children, L. Cutland (Gateway Books, 1990).

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